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Email/SMS alert on webserver crash

By pashe ·
Hi,
Im looking for a way to find out how many
crashes my remote webserver has. I dont
think my ISP is providing me with
accurate logs and so Im wondering if
there is some way I can have a machine
pinging the server from my office and then
alerting me via email/SMS/pager when it
fails.

I'd really appreciate any help on this.

Thanks,

Paul

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by erikdr In reply to Email/SMS alert on webser ...

Yep. Cheapest offer is probably WhatsUp Gold from Ipswitch corporation. You program the poll frequency, the kind of poll (ping or a more advanced check on the HTTP or FTP ports) and the kind of alarm. Email is definitely included, for SMS or pager you might have to use the 'User exit' part of WhatsUp and include your own paging util.

Hope this helps,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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by bowieb In reply to Email/SMS alert on webser ...

Or, if you have access to a Linux box, you can use Mon. It is free, powerful and extremely configurable. I just set this up to monitor all of our webservers and it works very well.

The configuration can be a bit complicated. If you decide to go with this, let me know and I will help you out with it.

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by pashe In reply to Email/SMS alert on webser ...

Hi,
Thanks for the replies. Ive actually found a
program called IPSentry
(http://www.ipsentry.com) that does the
trick nicely. It pings the servers IP every
two minutes and sends me a page if it
goes down. Very simple too...

-paul

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